Super-Fascinating podcast about Taiwan's use of Open Source for governance

Great podcast - “Digital Democracy is Within Reach

“Imagine a world where every country has a digital minister and technologically-enabled legislative bodies. Votes are completely transparent and audio and video of all conversations between lawmakers and lobbyists are available to the public immediately. Conspiracy theories are acted upon within two hours and replaced by humorous videos that clarify the truth. Imagine that expressing outrage about your local political environment turned into a participatory process where you were invited to solve that problem and even entered into a face to face group workshop. Does that sound impossible? It’s ambitious and optimistic, but that’s everything that our guest this episode, Audrey Tang, digital minister of Taiwan, has been working on in her own country over the last six years. Audrey’s path into public service began in 2014 with her participation in the Sunflower Movement, a student-led protest in Taiwan’s parliamentary building, and she’s been building on that experience ever since, leading her country into a future of truly participatory digital democracy.”

PS: Audrey Tang is awesome (the Digital Minister of Taiwan)!

Thanks for the tip. I’ll give it a go!

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Always have to be weary of that. Usually when they start throwing that word around it is to try to deflect from the truth instead of something like “we are looking into that issue.”

Indeed. In these days it’s best to do your own research. Especially if somebody else is saying that this or that is a conspiracy theory. See for yourself and see what you can find out.

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